Question by NewbieTraveler: It’s my first cruise on Carnival Holiday to Cozumel. Help!?
My husband and I are taking a group cruise with Carnival on the ship, Holiday on Sept. 18th. Has anyone been on this particular cruise ship? I have an overactive imagination and will be filled with anxiety until we hit land but I am determined to conquery my fears and have a good time. I am also nervous b/c I just found out that there is a casino onboard and my husband is hooked on blackjack. Someone told me the casino play is charged to the room…YIKES! Is there a way for me to deactivate that option? Also, we will be in Cozumel for one waking day. Any tips on what to do? I don’t swim well, so water activities are out. What is the weather like there is Sept? Can you smoke on a cruise ship? Is it okay to bring your own alcohol on board? What about internet connections? I was thinking of bringing my laptop. Also, does at&t wireless have cell coverage there? I will be so lost without my cell phone. I’m open to any advice…I’m a newbie traveler in training….HELP!
Answer by AndrewK
I just got back from a cruise, it was a different company and location but from my experience…
The casino was only open for a couple hours, like 9pm-1am, but usually theres some big event on board at around 8 or 9, like a after dinner show, then usually your too tired to stay up because you want to get up early next morning to do all the great things there are to do on a cruise vacation, and the casino on our ship wasn’t anything great, mostly slots and maybe 4 tables that I never saw anybody at.
I would just check weather.com and check out Cozumel for the time you will be there.
I don’t remember anybody smoking the whole cruise but I also don’t remember any do not smoke signs, but I would have to say no.
You can’t bring your own alcohol, they want you to buy it on the ship. And if you buy bottles on the ship they wont give them to you until your last day. Our cruise had a drink of the day where it was like half price and usually pretty good.
We had a lounge for internet, about 10 computers, 55 cents a minute. I have at&t and got a signal when cruising it just said “at&t at sea.” I’m like you where I always need my cell phone but never really used it except for an alarm clock.
Hope that helped a little bit and enjoy your cruise